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Program offers medical students early exposure to the operating room

Residency Program Insider, September 12, 2014

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First-year students participating in Weill Cornell Medical College’s PreOp program have the opportunity to participate in operating room procedures in order to help them decide if they want to pursue a career in surgery.
 
In the program, which first ran last fall, 10 medical students rotate working with 10 attending surgeons throughout the year to gain experiences in different surgical subfields. The students observe surgeries, attend lectures, and participate in surgical skills-training sessions. Under the supervision of the attending physician, the students can also assist with surgeries.
 
At the beginning of last year’s program, only 44% of the participants reported that they were very likely going to apply to a surgical residency program. However, by the end of the year, the percentage rose to 78%.
 
Source: Weill Cornell Medical College

 



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